stylish succulent gardening – no green thumb required!

January 2, 2015

I have joined the succulent movement and have quite a few of these darlings in my home.  These hardy little plants need little to no care at all and are just right for indoor gardening and perfect for fairy gardens! I dug a little deeper into the history of succulents and learned that many of them originated in desert areas and are able to store water in their fleshy leaves and flowers.



If your previous plants have fallen victim to neglect–succulents are your solution! Here are just a few trendy ways to start your own sensational succulent garden…

Jessica at Mom 4 Real shares all her secrets on How to Grow and Care for Succulents.  Her best tip??–make sure you use a well draining pot, otherwise they will rot.

Make a modern version of a 70s classic…Thrifty Decor Chick will show you how to make your Succulent Terrarium. These would make a lovely table centerpiece!

Head over to Infarrantly Creative to find out how to create this Industrial Tiered Tabletop Succulent Garden that was inspired by a cupcake stand!

Another ingenious idea from Jessica at Mom 4 Real…check out her guest post on Snap Creativity where she can teach you how to turn an ordinary mason jar into a succulent planter.

Go vertical with your garden…this unique Vertical Succulent Planter takes about 2 months to get going, but as you can see-it’s well worth the wait. Take a trip over to Confessions of a Secret Crafter to get all the details.


If all green isn’t your thing, add a splash of color to your plant by incorporating some neon aquarium gravel into your container. Chelsea shares the endless possibilities on her blog, Making Home Base.


If you little plants get too big for their pots, Needles and Leaves shows you how to grow new tiny ones by simply removing the leaves from the large succulent!

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cheers to a new year

December 29, 2014

Planning to party this Wednesday evening?  Grab a few of these goodies and bottle of bubbly to bring in the New Year.

new years party hostess gifts

1.  Keep your white wine chilled with this cool pour through corkcicle.  $24.95

2.  Just what the doctor prescribed…  a shot of liquid fun $21.95

3.  Toast to friends who share your same talent  $19.95

4.  Make any drink your guests want with this super handy 10 in 1 bar tool $29.95

5.  You’ll be counting down to midnight in no time because time does fly with friends  $3.95

6.  Now here is a toast your troop can raise their glasses to.  $5.50

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7 healthy appetizers that your guests will love

December 27, 2014

Need to get an early start to your resolution?  Delicious doesn’t have to mean loads of calories or fat.

healthy appetizer recipes

If you’re looking for a way to lighten up the menu, get the party started with few of these a few of these amazing appetizers that we found on the web from some creative cooks…

The Spinach and Bacon Deviled Egg recipe courtesy of Emily on the Healthy Seasonal Recipes blog replaces mayo with greek yogurt and lots of other unique ingredients. She put a very flavorful spin on a family classic.

You may have to hold everyone back from digging into the Zucchini Carpaccio once it hits the table.  It’s not only delish, but a true feast for the eyes. Find the full recipe on DishTales.

If you take a trip over to Mason Jar Salads, Spinach Broccoli Bites is just one of the healthy and tempting dishes that you’ll find. These bite-size portions are great for kids!

Head over to Peas & Crayons to find out how to turn a pepper into an instant appetizer….these Healthy Humus Stuffed Peppers are a nice crunchy way to add nutrition to your menu.

You’ve probably enjoyed this tasty dip at a restaurant, but now you can learn how to make a slimmed down version by following Monica’s recipe for a Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip here.

The Cucumber Cream Cheese Tomato Bites from Kara’s Party Ideas can be made in just minutes (these look pretty impressive…and don’t worry, we won’t spill your secret)!

And lastly, a plate that’s full of flavor and packs a lot of punch. Tempt any appetite with these Sweet Potato BBQ Nachos! You can change up the toppings as you wish, but Brita used shredded chicken, cheese and tons of veggies.

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April McCrumb

I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty. Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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